Rising Temperatures Will Cause More Deaths Than All Infectious Diseases

"Poorer, hotter parts of the world will struggle to adapt to unbearable conditions, research finds"

"The growing but largely unrecognized death toll from rising global temperatures will come close to eclipsing the current number of deaths from all the infectious diseases combined if planet-heating emissions are not constrained, a major new study has found.

Rising temperatures are set to cause particular devastation in poorer, hotter parts of the world that will struggle to adapt to unbearable conditions that will kill increasing numbers of people, the research has found.

The economic loss from the climate crisis, as well as the cost of adaptation, will be felt around the world, including in wealthy countries."

Oliver Milman reports for the Guardian August 4, 2020.

Source: Guardian, 08/05/2020